Friday, June 1, 2012

20 year old edtech entrepreneur secretly lived inside the AOL office in Pal Alto, CA

Imagine living in the AOL office... and not being an AOL employee

Last night, I was passing time while browsing Facebook when I realized my friend, Eric, had a lot of unusual buzz going on regarding some recent media attention.  You might remember Eric from my posts on ClassConnect - a FANTASTIC and Free resource for teachers and students.

After a quick visit to his page, I was amazed to see the following two short videos.  Both are a must see!  I got so excited seeing my name on some of the files when the ClassConnect site was being featured in the background.  Plus, the videos are interesting because they give you a look inside the AOL office and Eric's new home.  I think you'll agree after watching the video segments that Eric is simply a guy that you can't help but root for - he's got such ambition and drive while maintaining a sense of humor and charm.

In all fairness... Eric did send out a Tweet back in March asking for a spare sofa spot...

 Daniel Terdiman has a nice post including images explaining 'The Secret of How to Live at AOL."

My favorite question Eric poses...

If you were to invest in a company, would you invest in someone that closed up shop and went home or would you invest in a person that against all odds figured out a way to pull everything together when everything was literally stacked against them? 

I'm so fortunate that Eric and I had the chance to present together at this year's annual Michigan Reading Association conference.  I really believe in what he is building with ClassConnect, and I get so excited sharing his product with others.  I encourage you to click here and check out my post on ClassConnect: Dropbox + Pinterest + SMART Exchange for Teachers + Common Core = ClassConnect 

Eric's confidence has helped to propel his success.  I always get a laugh when I see his business card...

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  1. Thanks for sharing. I had not heard of Classconnect, but look forward to using it.

  2. You're welcome! :)

    I think you'll really enjoy using it.